Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
as head of the c.i.a. and jill kelley herself was exchanging inappropriate e-mail with general john allen. general allen leads coalition forces in afghanistan and was to be the nato command ner europe. now that is on hold following the discovery of flirtatious e-mails between general and jill kelley. he denies having an affair. at the white house, the classic question. when was the president told? >> it is simply a fact that the white house was not aware of the situation regarding general petraeus until wednesday, and the situation regarding general allen until friday. >> there are lingering questions that members of congress will raise tomorrow. why did it take the f.b.i. so long to inform officials here about the petraeus affair? after all, this was national security compromised. it is as radio gripping as it is messy. an american soap opera. there may yet be more twists in the plot. steve kingston, "bbc news," washington. >> for more, i am joined by a senior correspondent for national journal. thank you for coming in. is this what this is really all about. it sounds like a soap opera.
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
, robert plant, and john paul jones will be given the kennedy center award for your contributions to american culture. that is quite an accolade. how does that feel? >> well, it is a terrific honor, isn't it? the fact is that all three, all four of us were so influenced by american music, and to me, the music that i was hearing in the 1950's over here, whatever was kicking off the rock and roll movement over here in the 1950's would not have existed without american music, really. we all owe a tremendous debt to it, really, this whole movement, the people, the rest of it. american music. >> when you get the kennedy center medal in december, you'll be introduced to president obama. >> yes. >> if you have a little chat with him about american music, how will that go? >> uh, i did an interview -- i think the band all did an interview for american said at that he point the music that he listened to or had listened to in his youth was stevie wonder. i could understand why he listen to stevie wonder, because he is an incredible craftsman. .'m really relieved i must say, it will be quite